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Rudd not keen on Canberra

By johnboy 19 February 2007 26

The Daily Telegraph has a story over the weekend on Kevin Rudd’s keenness to keep living in Brisbane’s Norman Park even if elected Prime Minister at the end of the year.

At least Kirribilli was already an official residence! John and Janette wouldn’t move because of the kids, Kevin won’t shift because it might upset his cat and dog???

(I reckon the dog would love the grounds at The Lodge myself)

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vancouver 6:58 pm 20 Feb 07

I wonder what the reaction would be if the British Prime Minister refused to live at 10 Downing St and the American president refused to live in the White House

snahon 4:11 pm 20 Feb 07

The lodge was created in an era before high speed communication and (relatively) low cost airline travel as a mainstay for the PM. With todays technology the PM can effectively govern the country from anywhere so whilst it holds a historical signficance its practicalilty is somewhat limited these days.

Hasdrubahl 3:49 pm 20 Feb 07

The problem appears to be with Lodge resident, Roger the Roo.

Deadmandrinking 2:40 pm 20 Feb 07

That’s it! I WILL not vote for anyone who won’t live in the Lodge – end of story. Forgetting of course, whether the leader in question is going to turn the tide of self-destruction that’s consuming the country.
But actually, in all seriousness, I do think it’s a little pussy not to move into an official residence when you’re elected prime minister. You’re running the country, for pete’s sake; who gives a rats whether your children will have to change schools or your cat and dog will have to shit elsewhere?

Indi 11:14 am 20 Feb 07

a little while back I heard there were plans to build a ‘new lodge’ for PM of the day down by the lake sort of in front of OPH – apparently the current lodge doesn’t really accommodate guests to standard and the dining room is far to small for entertaining.

Hasdrubahl 10:06 am 20 Feb 07

…and the CT will headline:

‘Lodge rogerer ruts Rudd mutt’.

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